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For a while now our key will not turn in the ignition cylinder. In the past we could jiggle, wiggle, shake the wheel and it would eventually turn the cylinder. Now we do all the above and it wont turn. Had a new key made and still the same problem. The wheel is locked and i can only move a couple degrees to left or right, so no turning cylinder. In other words the wheel is locked. Not locked perfectly straight but the tires look straight. I have pushed on brake pedal, sprayed graphite in cylinder, you name we have tried just about everything. Please help, what is next move. It is in park and I can not move gear shifter to put in neutral for tow.....
 

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I'd suspect the steering wheel just needs moved slightly while key is inserted and turned, may need hulk hogan to get it to move, hope your day gets better
1 – The Steering Wheel
A built-in mechanism in cars and other vehicles prevents the steering wheel from moving once the key is removed. This same locking mechanism located inside the ignition system can sometimes cause the vehicle key to get stuck and not be able to turn when necessary.
The solution to this is generally a very simple fix. The driver should begin by grabbing the wheel firmly and moving it back and forth. They should create a jiggle-type motion with their hands so that the steering wheel is moving backward and forwards repeatedly.
Then, the driver should insert the key while the steering wheel is still being jiggled. The driver should then turn the key slowly while the wheel is still jiggling to try to unlock the pressure that is blocking the turning from happening.
When the pressure is relieved, the key should turn easily as it normally would.
2 – The Gear Selector
In automatic cars, sometimes the car must be in a specific gear in order to start the car. This is done for safety reasons and is implemented in most modern cars. The gears that the car needs to be in will normally be park or neutral.
If it’s seen that the vehicle is already in park, it is a good idea for the driver to then firmly grab the shifter and then jiggle it slightly back and forth to ensure that it is firmly locked into the gear. Sometimes the gear shifter will only be mostly in place, but still be a little out of place. The shifter needs to be totally locked into place for the key to turn.
After this is checked and the shifter has been jiggled into place, the key should be inserted once again and turned to see if this has fixed the key ignition turning issue.
As a reminder, this will only apply to cars that have automatic transmission system installed in them. Manual transmission cars do not have this safety locking mechanism for gears in place.
3 – The Battery
The third issue to check is the battery. This is an issue that some people will dread because there is no immediate and quick fix for this like some of the others. If the battery is dead and the car is quite new or high-end, then the key will usually refuse to turn at all. Higher-end and new cars have a very complex electronic ignition system, and this is one of the features of this system. The battery life will need to be checked to verify this. A jumper cable connected to another running engine can also help to verify this if you are stuck in a tight spot and you cannot check the battery life.
 
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